Project LiveWire: First-Ever Electric Harley-Davidson

Electric-Harley-Project-Livewire-2Harley-Davidson revealed something completely different yesterday, Project LiveWire: the first-ever Harley electric motorcycle.

With that said, the electric motorcycle is not yet for sale. Much like how The Motor Company first turned to its customers when it came to the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and 500, Project LiveWire is currently the American-based manufacturer’s way of obtaining insight into what a rider might want or need when it comes to an electric Harley. Starting next week, only a select number of consumers will get the chance to ride this motorcycle and provide feedback. However, YOUR answers and feelings will be what helps shape the long-term plans for availability.

But when will you get the chance to ride this electric motorcycle and how will you be able to even provide feedback?

The LiveWire experience will jump start with a US tour this year, starting down the legendary Route 66. The destination? Visiting 30-plus Harley dealerships throughout the country. The tour will continue throughout 2015 before expanding into Canada and Europe.

Fans can learn more about Project LiveWire, as well as specific dates and locations for Project LiveWire Experience stops at Harley-Davidson also invites anyone who is interested in the possibilities of the future to follow and engage with the company on its social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Our sister magazine, American Iron Magazine, will be providing a ride review with more photos in the next few days.


  1. jon pendergrass says:

    Loud pipes save lives. I love this concept I really do. I’d love too have an electric Harley too go with my 71 350 sprint and if the bank says yes this week my 99 Fatboy. But the quit factor scares me in the area of the country I live people either don’t see motorcycles or just don’t care. They move over on us on the highway. Pull out in front of us at the last second slam on they’re brake’s. I just wantlike being heard too help mreduce the chance of a incident. Like I said though I love the concept just want too be safe.

  2. jack wonderland says:

    bring it on….times are changing….but it’s got to get me from ontario to vancouver…just can’t go a few clicks an re-charge every 20 minutes…that would be totally useless money spent…good luck and can’t wait to strap one on….m.h.&r.

  3. So just how could I become one of the select number of consumers to try one of these out? Is there a contest or something? I’m curious about the electric Harley but considering the fuel economy bikes typically get I’d imagine it’ll be a hard sell to core bikers.

    • Sorry for the late reply, Carl – but here’s hoping you made it to your local Harley dealer when the Project LiveWire Tour came thru this summer…